Celebrate Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage
Race and society
Empathy begins with awareness, knowledge, and understanding. Our librarians selected these resources to illuminate history so we can work toward equity.
Recommend reading and more
Aloha rodeoDavid Wolman
An Outsider’s Guide to Humans; Book Club in a BagCamilla Pang
Eyes that kiss in the cornersJoanna Ho
Eyes That Speak to the StarsJoanna Ho
Finding Junie KimEllen Oh
Fiona and JaneJean Chen Ho
Homicide and halo-haloMia P. Manansala
Jade CityFonda Lee
Scattered all over the earthYōko Tawada
The chosen and the beautifulNghi Vo
The grace of kingsKen Liu
The three-body problemCixin Liu
We hereby refuseFrank Abe
Art, parks, and museums
- Smithsonian’s Asian Pacific American Center
- The Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center brings history, art, and culture to you through innovative community-focused experiences.
- Smithsonian presents AAPI Heritage in Collections
- Immerse yourself in a collection of historical items, distinguished portraits, artwork, and more featured throughout the Smithsonian.
- Billy Thao — artist highlight
- Billy Thao is a Hmong American, self-taught visual artist and children's illustrator of Yang Warriors who is passionate about storytelling and bringing stories to life.
- BLACK SOUTHERN OREGON ALLIANCE
- Black Southern Oregon Alliance brings people together to enhance educational and economic opportunities for all Black/African Americans and People of Color.
- BASE: Black Alliance & Social Empowerment
- BASE serves to create a supportive community where Black people in Southern Oregon feel safe, respected, and comfortable being themselves.
- COALITION FOR COMMUNITIES OF COLOR
- The Coalition of Communities of Color addresses socioeconomic disparities, institutional racism and inequity of services experienced in our area.